Today's News

  • Analysis: New Castle surplus depends on depreciation

    Depending on which numbers are considered, the proposed 2012-2013 New Castle budget projects a deficit, and the city may have to dip into its reserves in the coming fiscal year.

    As presented on the proposed budget ordinance, the city projects total revenues for 2012-2013 at $1.106,704, while expenses are projected at $1,182,729, for a budget deficit of $76,025. That said, the city does come into the year with a beginning balance in its combined accounts of $820,157.

  • Road to graduation rough for Broughton

    Hannah Broughton turned 18 in March and easily could’ve decided not to make up the classes she missed but needed in order to graduate from high school.

    The obstacles she overcame in the last few months reach beyond those most high school seniors face, not because she was born with spina bifida, but because she almost died.
    Broughton didn’t know she had an infection. She just felt pain.

  • Got Gaudy?

    If you want to embarrass your friends or enemies while raising money for charity the Gaudy Potty is at your disposal.

    The Homestead Nursing Center Relay for Life team can help you facilitate your plot against friend or foe by delivering the Gaudy Potty, including solar powered lawn lights, for a small donation of $10 or more.

    Janice Jaggers expedites deliveries and set up for any address within the county limits. She and the Homestead Nursing Center Relay for Life team thought of the idea during a brainstorming session at one of their meetings.

  • HCPS facing $714,000 deficit

    The Henry County Board of Education’s tentative budget for the 2013 fiscal year shows a gap between expenses and revenue with a $714,000 deficit. The budget reflects a decrease in government funding, state economy and school attendance.

    At the board’s Monday night meeting, Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams said the district is spending more than it projects to make in the next year.

    Without cutting programs, Abrams hopes the board can find solutions when it submits its working budget in September.

  • Lyle defeats Hawkins for Circuit Court Clerk

    Barring unforseen circumstances, Gina Lyle will be the next Henry County Circuit Court Clerk.

    Tuesday night, Lyle defeated challenger Nick Hawkins 1072 to 927.

    The pace of the race remained neck and neck until Lyle the final two precincts — Campbellsburg and Gest. Campellsburg was the next to last to report in. There, Lyle won with 162 votes to Hawkins’ 53.

    Early in the evening, Hawkins came to the Henry County Courthouse, hugged Lyle and wished her luck. The sentiment was reciprocated.

  • People: The charm of Henry County

    By Candy Clarke

    Charm is defined as “attractiveness; the power to delight or attract people.” In my opinion, that equates to a place called Henry County.

  • 4-H Smart Shooters dominate at Brewer

    The Henry County 4-H Smart Shooters attended the Brewer Invitational Youth Hunter Educational Challenge held in Harrodsburg on April 28.

    The YHEC event covers many aspects of hunting including:  shotgun, muzzleloader, archery, wildlife ID, orienteering, hunter safety course and a written exam.

  • Get the freshest produce at the Farmer’s Market

    Fresh Kentucky salad greens are delightful at the start of the spring garden season! Whether you choose to grow your own in a patio container or backyard garden or purchase from your favorite farmer’s market vendor, delicious salad greens make a refreshing and nutritious statement for spring family meals.

  • Time to make hay

    Last spring started a good year for grazing cattle which was halted in this region by a July and August drought.

    However, the fall was wet enough to bring back the fall pasture and hay fields, and this past winter was especially mild. Here is hoping that we have another good season with no droughts or blizzards. In farming, just as in most other endeavors in life, we can hope for the best but should be prepared for the worst.

  • Eastern students save tabs for charity

    Sheila Maddox’ math classes at Eastern Elementary school began collecting pull tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House at the beginning of the school year. The students brought in more than 50,000 tabs! Jo Brewer came and collected them Wednesday, May 9.